Law And Order

Thai king strips fugitive ex-PM Thaksin of royal decorations

Mar 31, 2019

Thailand's king has stripped fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of all his royal decorations, citing his 2008 flight to escape serving a two-year prison term on a conflict of interest conviction along with other legal cases against him

Journalist critical of Philippine leader arrested again

Mar 29, 2019

The head of a Philippine online news site that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte has been arrested for the second time in two months, this time over a ban on foreign ownership of news media

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchanges' Karpeles appeals conviction

Mar 29, 2019

Mark Karpeles, who headed Mt. Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange bankrupted after a massive hacking, is appealing his conviction on charges of manipulating electronic data and reiterated his innocence

Report finds gaps in 2015 probe of mass graves in Malaysia

Mar 27, 2019

A report has found gaps in the investigation and possible obstruction of justice involving Malaysia's 2015 discovery of mass graves believed to be of Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis held in trafficking camps in a jungle area on its border with Thailand

China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Mar 26, 2019

China ex-internet censor gets 14 years on corruption charges

Indonesia says arrested Russian smuggled orangutan, lizards

Mar 25, 2019

Indonesian police say they also found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist who has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali

Russian accused of trying to smuggling orangutan out of Bali

Mar 25, 2019

A drugged orangutan and live geckos and lizards were found inside luggage at an airport on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, and a Russian man is being investigated for possible links to wildlife trafficking

Local officials say 26 killed, 28 injured in China bus fire

Mar 23, 2019

Local authorities say 26 people have been killed and 28 injured after a tour bus caught fire on a highway in central China's Hunan province

Vietnam arrests 8 Chinese suspected of drug trafficking

Mar 21, 2019

Vietnamese police have arrested eight Chinese suspected of drug trafficking after seizing 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of methamphetamine worth up to $26 million

K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal

Mar 21, 2019

South Korean police have arrested K-pop singer Jung Joon-young over allegations that he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent